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October 24, 2016

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October 24, 2016

What Proportion of Cancer Deaths Are Attributable to Smoking Around the US?

Oct. 24, 2016 — The proportion of cancer deaths attributable to cigarette smoking varied across the United States but was highest in the South, where nearly 40 percent of cancer deaths in men were estimated to be ... read more

If Legalizing Pot, Consider Health, Not Profits, Analysis Says

Sep. 28, 2016 — A new analysis of marijuana legislation offers a framework for states that are considering legalizing the drug and want to protect public health, rather than corporate ... read more

E-Cigarette Use Linked to Successful Attempts to Quit Smoking

Sep. 16, 2016 — Growth in the use of e-cigarettes in England has been associated with a higher rate of successful attempts to quit smoking, a new study ... read more

A Talk With a Nurse Can Persuade Hospital Patients to Quit Smoking

Sep. 16, 2016 — Self-reported quit rates among hospital patients more than doubled when nurses and other staff were trained to coach patients on how to stop smoking and to make sure they got the help they needed to ... read more

Sep. 15, 2016 — By employing the same tactics it used to drive policymaking from the 1970s-1990s, the tobacco industry has become successful in influencing pro-industry e-cigarette laws at the state level, according ... read more

Testing for Damage to Airways Caused by Drinking, Smoking

Sep. 14, 2016 — Cells in the lung are constantly exposed to oxygen and intermittently exposed to other environmental factors, resulting in a susceptibility to oxidative injury. Both alcohol use disorders (AUDs) and ... read more

Conclusions About the Effects of Electronic Cigarettes Remain the Same

Sep. 13, 2016 — An independent, rigorous assessment of the best available evidence to date about electronic cigarettes for quitting smoking has been released by ... read more

E-Cigarettes May Have Helped 18,000 People Quit Smoking in 2015

Sep. 13, 2016 — E-cigarettes may have helped about 18,000 people in England to give up smoking in 2015, according to new research. It's estimated that 2.8 million people in the UK use e-cigarettes. And they are ... read more

Smoking May Lead to Heart Failure by Thickening the Heart Wall

Sep. 13, 2016 — Smokers without obvious signs of heart disease were more likely than nonsmokers and former smokers to have thickened heart walls and reduced heart pumping ability, report investigators at conclusion ... read more

Children's Willpower Linked to Smoking Habits Throughout Life

Sep. 13, 2016 — A link between childhood self-control and smoking habits across life have been uncovered by researchers. The researchers found children with low self-control by age 10/11 were more likely to take up ... read more

Belief About Nicotine Content in Cigarette May Change Brain Activity and Craving

Sep. 13, 2016 — How the brain responds to nicotine depends on a smoker's belief about the nicotine content in a cigarette, according to new research. The study found that smoking a nicotine cigarette but ... read more

College Educated More Likely to Use E-Cigs to Quit Cigarette Smoking

Sep. 7, 2016 — Users of both electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and cigarettes may be more intent on quitting tobacco, but that intention seems to drop off among less educated smokers, according to a ... read more

Young People Exposed to Vaping Ads Less Likely to Think Occasional Smoking Bad for Health

Sep. 6, 2016 — Exposure to advertisements for e-cigarettes may decrease the perceived health risks of occasional tobacco smoking, suggests new research, prompting concern that this may lead more young people to ... read more

One More Reason to Swear Off Tobacco: The Inflammatory Trap Induced by Nicotine

Sep. 1, 2016 — A new link between nicotine and inflammation has been revealed by researchers who report that nicotine strongly activates immune cells to release DNA fibers decorated with pro-inflammatory molecules, ... read more

Smokers More Prone to Bowel Condition Relapses, Study Suggests

Aug. 30, 2016 — Smoking is strongly linked to relapse of a serious bowel condition, research has confirmed. People with Crohn's disease are more likely to experience a recurrence after surgery if they continue ... read more

Bipolar Adolescents Continue to Have Elevated Substance Use Disorder Risk as Young Adults

Aug. 30, 2016 — A follow up to a previous study finding an association between adolescent bipolar disorder and the incidence of cigarette smoking and substance use disorder finds that risk was even greater five ... read more

Banning Tobacco Sales Near Schools Could Reduce Socioeconomic Disparities, New Study Shows

Aug. 26, 2016 — Banning tobacco sales within 1,000 feet of schools could reduce socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in tobacco density across neighborhoods, according to a ... read more

Physician Advice to Patients on E-Cigarettes Varies, Reveals Knowledge Gaps, Study Shows

Aug. 26, 2016 — Researchers analyzed an online medical forum to better understand what patients want to know about e-cigarettes and how doctors respond to those ... read more

US Teens More Likely to Vape for Flavorings Than Nicotine in E-Cigarettes

Aug. 25, 2016 — US teens are more likely to vape for the flavorings found in e-cigarettes rather than nicotine, suggests research. It is widely assumed that teen vapers are vaping nicotine, so in a bid to find out ... read more

Smokers With Newly Discovered Genetic Markers Have Higher Lung Cancer Risk

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers discovered new genetic markers associated with a fast rate of nicotine metabolism, which potentially leads smokers to smoke more, thereby, increasing their risk for lung ... read more

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